The Seahawks signed fullback Nick Bellore on Monday, bringing back a player who was with them throughout training camp and the preseason. Linebacker Austin Calitro was waived to make room on the 53-man roster.
Bellore, who is in his ninth season, spent most of his career playing linebacker before transitioning to fullback in 2017. Bellore has also been a standout on special teams throughout his career. He initially signed with Seattle in May, then was released on Saturday when the Seahawks reduced their roster to 53 players.
Calitro, who first joined the Seahawks in 2017 as a member of the practice squad, appeared in all 16 games last season, starting five. He recorded 45 tackles, half a sack and one pass defensed last season.
Additionally, the Seahawks added two more players to their practice squad, linebacker Jachai Polite and guard Kyle Fuller. Having previously signed six players to the practice squad on Sunday, the Seahawks currently have two open spots.
Polite was a third-round pick out of Florida this year, but was waived by the New York Jets on Saturday. The 6-foot-3, 258-pounder was a first-team All-SEC selection last year when he recorded 11 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss.
Fuller was a 2017 seventh-round pick out of Baylor by the Houston Texans, and appeared in nine games as a rookie, starting two. He appeared in two games for Washington last year, and spent time on the practice squad in Houston and Washington. The 6-foot-5, 320-pound Fuller signed with the Dolphins earlier this offseason, then was waived by the Dolphins on Saturday.
As things stand now, here are the eight players on Seattle’s practice squad:
WR Jazz Ferguson
WR Terry Wright
TE Jacob Hollister
CB Simeon Thomas
G Jordan Roos
T Elijah Nkansah
LB Jachai Polite
C/G Kyle Fuller
Take a look at the Seattle Seahawks' initial 53-man roster for the 2019 NFL season.